Monday, September 19, 2016

Buffalo Chili

Bringing recipes over from Northwest Cavegirls. This one is from Cavegirl Kate.

Since becoming a cavegirl my family and I have bought, cooked and eaten ground bison/buffalo instead of ground beef. We all actually prefer the taste of buffalo compared to beef and check this out…
Benefits of Buffalo Meat are:
  • Fewer calories and less cholesterol than chicken or fish.
  • 76% less fat than beef and 68% less fat than chicken, so you get more edible meat for your money.
  • 35% more protein than beef so you can eat 1/3 less and still come away satisfied.
  • Eating 5 oz. of buffalo, 3-4 times per week can help most people reduce LDL cholesterol 40-50% over a 6 month period.
  • Can be used interchangeably with beef in most recipes, so enjoy all your favorite dishes made healthier - buffalo chili, buffalo lasagna, buffalo stew - the list is endless
Source: Montana Buffalo Meat
This being said, dinner last night was buffalo chili made by my Caveman Dave (he goes by David but Caveman Dave has a ring to it, don’t you think? :)
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Here’s what’s in it…


  • 4/5 slices of organic bacon
  • 1 large of Onions
  • 2 tsps. of minced Garlic
  • 2lbs of ground extra lean buffalo
  • 2 cups of whole button mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp. of chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. oregano, dried
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 can of Diced Organic Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. of Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped.
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped


  1. Fry bacon until some of the oil is released
  2. Add the onion and sauté.
  3. Add garlic and fry for a minute or two longer
  4. Add buffalo and fry until meat is browned
  5. Add remaining ingredients
  6. Cover and cook for an hour (stir every 20 mins to prevent sticking)
  7. 20 minutes before the end add the vinegar and cocoa powder.
  8. Add hot sauce, salt and pepper as desired.
This recipe is a favorite of ours and is made on a weekly basis. If you are a chili lover this is a “must make”!


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